The immediate past minister of environment, Mrs. Laurentia Laraba Malam and her husband, Mr. Pius Malam, who were kidnapped on Monday along the Kaduna-Abuja express way have regained their freedom, the Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed.
Confirming the release of the former minister and her husband, the Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, said the couple were in good health and freedom.
He said, "They were released along the axis where they were kidnapped and we have not taken their statement yet because they are still in shock."
Asked if the ransom demanded was he paid, he said, "I do not have that information. Thank you."
It could be recalled that Mrs. Laurentia and Mr. Pius where kidnapped in Bwari/Jere axis and a N10million ransom was demanded by the kidnappers for their release.
The police had launched a man hunt and deployed the Technical Response Unit and the Anti Kidnapping Unit of the command to the affected area to track down the kidnappers.